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Drying Rack From An Old Crib Rail

Portable drying rack from old crib
I’m so excited it is finally Summer!  The kids are out of school and we’re able to slow down a little.  It also means that this month’s Power Tool Challenge, is all about SUMMER as well. Power Tool Challenge Team Summer Themed Projects
Frozen Treat Stand by My Love To Create
Red White And Blue Cornhole Game by Create And Babble
Drying Rack From Old Crib rail by The Kim Six Fix
Chair Spindle Wooden Garden Caddy by Interior Frugalista
Star Clothes Drying Rack by A Piece Of Rainbow
Farmhouse Bench Building Plans by Refresh Restyle
Vegetable Gathering Basket by Designs By Studio C
Reclaimed Wood Bookcase by Confessions of A Serial DIY’er
DIY Footstool by Virginia Sweet Pea
DIY Hose Hanger by My Repurposed Life
This month I came up with an upcycle for the old side of the baby’s crib, which we are no longer using.  (He is using the rest of the crib!)Old crib drop side upcycle
I turned it into this pool side drying rack. A great place to hand towels, and suits and pool toys.  Plus it folds up for easy storage.
Towel dryer next to poolThe supplies to make it were so simple (and cheap! I spent less than $5!)
2- 1x2 furring strips
2 inch strap hinges (2)
Cording, rope, string or ribbon (I used nylon cording)
Paint (Mine was “Popcorn" by Martha Stewart)

Saw (I used my miter saw)
Kreg Jig (I use the K4)
Crib conversion supply listFirst I cut down the furring strips to about 12 inches shorter than the length of the crib rails, and then attached them end to end with the hinges. They will become the fold out legs.
Fold up drying rack from cribI cut two lengths of 1x2 to create the cross braces between the legs.  Next I used my Kreg Jig to create pocket holes in them and attach them to the legs. Kreg jig for pocket holesDoing this makes the whole rack more sturdy.
Cross braces on drying rackI put the pocket holes on the inside of the rack so you wouldn’t see them. Pocket holesFinally I painted the wood and added a length of cording to stop the legs from opening too wide. Stapling rope to boardThe rails for the crib are the perfect distance apart to hold towels and things.
Crib into clothes drying rackPlus since it folds up, it is super portable. Drying rack from crib sideNo more piles of wet soggy towels on the pool deck, everything is right at an arm’s reach. Pool side towel drying rack DIY

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